Bedrock Roofing understands that problems with your roof can be stressful, expensive and even dangerous. Our technicians will perform a full 17-point roof inspection to determine the condition of your roof and the longevity still remaining. This inspection will help diagnose whether you need a roof repair or replacement. We want you to fully understand the condition of your roofing system and the best available options. We promise to keep your best interests at heart to earn a loyal customer that will refer their friends and family.
Full Interior Roof Inspection
- Check for proper insulation
- Ensure adequate ventilation
- Identify moisture and/or mold
- Inspect rafters and the roof decking for stains or water trails
Full Exterior Roof Inspection
- Identify leaks
- Check for dark streaks, algae and/or moss
- Check chimney masonry
- Inspect all valleys
- Check for cracked vents
- Check flashing around pipes
- Identify cracked or worn rubber boots
- Check for missing flashing
- Check rubber boots and seals around vent pipes
- Identify exposed nails
- Check for significant accumulation of granules in rain gutters
- Ensure proper flashing of dormers, valleys, side walls, eaves and rakes
- Identify shingles that are buckling, curling, blistering, broken or missing
Correct attic ventilation helps to keep your energy cost lower, but it also can help improve the life of your roof system so that it can last longer. Having the right ventilation keeps the air circulating properly so you always have fresh air inside. If you have a roof that is not correctly ventilated, it can build moisture and over time it may cause the roof decking to fold, swell, and even decay. Too much condensation also creates the possibility for mold and mildew growth. We will inspect your attic to ensure that you have the proper ventilation
Sometimes a leak is very noticeable and needs be handled right away, but other times a leak can be in your attic or walls and you may not even know it. If you have an undetected leak, it can cause a major problem for your house. In addition to inspecting your home for noticeable leaks, our roof technicians will examine your household for leaks of every kind.
The metal portions that seal the parts found around your chimney, such as vent pipes that extend out of your roof is called “flashing.” If the flashing ever gets too loose, it can allow water to leak and cause major damage to your home. Our roof technicians will examine your roof and determine if you have any loose flashing.
One of the most common reasons for a leaky roof is because of shingle nail pops. When a nail protrudes through a shingle you can end up with a broken shingle that can lead to trouble. The more a nail pushes through the shingle, the more likely you are to have a roof that could leak. If you suspect that you have a hole in your shingles, you should have it inspected immediately to avoid any water damage in your home.
Buckling, Curling or Cracked Shingles
Curling shingles are a fairly common issue with roofs and are an indication of an underlying concern. If you see curled shingles, the first place you should have inspected is your shingles your attic to ensure it is properly ventilated. Since a lack of efficient air flow can cause damage to them you should make sure a professional has a chance to determine if your attic has the correct amount of ventilation. Depending on the age of your roof, curling shingles could also be a sign that it is time to replace your roof.
Shingle Granule Loss
Shingle granule loss is often caused by inferior roof products, insufficient ventilation, or aging. When there is too much loss and it is combined with other roof issues, it is best to have the roof replaced since a repair will likely not fix the concern. When we inspect your roof, we will advise you if a new roof is needed.
Seal around Vent Pipes
Vent pipes can push through your roof in many areas of your home. During heavy rain a leak can occur if you have a damaged vent pipe, boot, or flashing. These boots vary in quality, flexibility and how long they last. Over time, it is possible for a vent pipe boot to get weaken due to the cold and harsh conditions of weather. When vent pipe boots crack, it is possible to get water damage.
Mold and mildew that is not handled appropriately on a roof can become unruly and lead to problems in time. Like algae, moss blooms in humid environments and can trap water on your roof. If moss is not removed, it may keep shingles too moist which causes them to decay and can harm your roof’s structural integrity.
Algae can cause an issue for your roof by consuming the natural limestone, which results in a weaker shingle. As algae continues to grow, it makes the roof less effective against reflecting sunlight, resulting in heat that is transferred into your home and may lead to higher energy costs to keep your house cooler in the warmer months. .